About Us

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Pastoral Staff

Rev. Wade Roof

Senior Pastor


Rev. Emily Willhide

Pastor of Faith Formation


Rev. Rus Stilwell

Pastor of Visitation 

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We're Glad You're Here!

Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church has been serving the Cayce West Columbia community for over 130 years. We are only five minutes from lovely downtown Columbia and are located near the Congaree River on the corner of B Avenue and 10th Street within the historic avenues of Cayce West Columbia.  

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What We Believe

Jesus Christ is Lord of all life.

We are all sinners in need of God’s love and grace.

We are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone, apart from our works.  This is God’s love great love for us–his love poured out for us through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection to new life.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the authoritative source and norm of the church’s proclamation, faith and life.

The church is the gathering and fellowship of those who confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and is the primary expression of God’s love on earth. This community is a people created by God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God’s creative and redeeming work in the world.

In other words, we are an imperfect group of people surrounded by God’s perfect love and grace.

We celebrate two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion, as the God-given means for penetrating our lives with love and grace.

All are welcome here!